Fodor's Expert Review Owens' Restaurant

$$$$ Nags Head Seafood

Family owned since 1946, this restaurant, housed in a replica of an early-19th-century Outer Banks lifesaving station, is more like a museum: classic clapboard construction, pine paneling, and numerous maritime artifacts. Stick with fresh-off-the-boat local seafood or the prime beef. The traditional crab cakes are popular, as is filet mignon topped with lump crabmeat and asparagus with béarnaise sauce. For dessert, the 14-layer chocolate cake is a longstanding favorite.

Seafood Lively Dinner $$$$ Family

Quick Facts

7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail (U.S. 158)
Nags Head, North Carolina  27959, USA


Known For:
  • Local seafood
  • Prime beef
  • A Nags Head institution
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Jan.–early Mar. No lunch

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